Film: Clifford the Big Red Dog

“Clifford the Big Red Dog,” PG, opens this weekend in theaters and on Paramount+. Based on the Scholastic book series, a young girl’s love for a tiny puppy makes the dog grow to an enormous size.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog: A young girl’s love for a tiny puppy named Clifford makes the dog grow to an enormous size. Rated PG for impolite humor, thematic elements and mild action. (C14)

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The Addams Family 2: The Addams family gets tangled in more wacky adventures and involved in hilarious run-ins with unsuspecting characters. (C14)

American Sniper: Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence and language throughout, including some sexual references. (C14)

Antlers: In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them. Rated R for violence including gruesome images, and for language. (C14)

Dune: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy. Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material. (C14)

Eternals: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations. Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, some language and brief sexuality. (C14)

Falling for Figaro: A brilliant young fund manager leaves her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands. Not rated. (BAY)

Halloween Kills: The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, language and some drug use. (C14)

Last Night in Soho: An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker. Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content, language, brief drug material and brief graphic nudity. (C14)

The Lost Leonardo: The mystery surrounding the Salvator Mundi, the first painting by Leonardo da Vinci to be discovered for more than a century, which has now seemingly gone missing. Rated PG-13 for nude art images. (GAR)

No Time To Die: James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive material. (C14)

Ron’s Gone Wrong: The story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler, and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device. Ron’s malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age launch them on a journey to learn about true friendship. Rated PG for some rude material, thematic elements and language. (C14)

Spencer: During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles. Rated R for some language. (C14)

Venom: Let There Be Carnage: Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s most complex characters. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references. (C14)

Information is based on data available at press time from AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 (C14), the Elk Rapids Cinema (ER), the Bay Community Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY), the Garden Theater in Frankfort (GAR) and the Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theatre in Honor (CB). The AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 offers private theater rentals for up to 20 people. Reservations are accepted online. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests. If not fully vaccinated, masks are necessary unless eating or drinking. The State Theatre and Bijou By the Bay in Traverse City aim to reopen in November. An online theater offers films at thevirtualstate.org. Traverse City Film Festival members and theater members can rent movies for $6; the public pays $12.

Information is based on data available at press time from AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 (C14), the Elk Rapids Cinema (ER), the Bay Community Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY), the Garden Theater in Frankfort (GAR) and the Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theatre in Honor (CB). The AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 offers private theater rentals for up to 20 people. Reservations are accepted online. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests. If not fully vaccinated, masks are necessary unless eating or drinking.

The State Theatre and Bijou By the Bay in Traverse City aim to reopen in November. An online theater offers films at thevirtualstate.org. Traverse City Film Festival members and theater members can rent movies for $6; the public pays $12.

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